Game Recap: Aztecs crush Texas Southern, look damn good doing it

Tonight marked my first look at the 2018-19 San Diego State men’s basketball Aztecs and … well … before I get to gushing over this 103-64 thrashing of Texas Southern, I feel like I should temper things a bit.

The last time the Aztecs kept it one hunnit, as the kids say, I was inspired to write this bit of sanguine nonsense that looks pretty dumb now. That 2016-17 team ended up being one of the most disappointing SDSU squads in a decade. So beware the siren song of the small sample size is what I’m saying.

That said …

These new look Tecs kind of pass the eye test, don’t they?

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Shoddy Game Recap: ‘Tecs open hoops season with a win

Kabeer Thirty did not staff tonight’s men’s basketball opener out of deference to DEMOCRACY (I.E.: getting drunk while watching election returns.) But let the record show that the Aztecs started their 2018-19 campaign by besting Arkansas-Pine Bluff 76-60.

Devin Watson scored 20. Jalen McDaniels had 15 points, 9 boards and 5 assists in just 27 minutes.

Also, a banner of note was unveiled.

We’ll have better hoops coverage as the season progresses when the future of Mission Valley/our freaking Republic is not at stake, promise.

In the meantime, read Zeigs.

The six best things about the 2018-19 basketball season

Wait, what the hell? The basketball season starts tonight? How the hell did this happen?

Sigh. You know what that means.

It’s time to crank out some cheap listicle copy to capitalize on your enthusiasm get you ready for hoops with our list of the six best things about the 2018-19 season!

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Principal Dutcher to stay at SDSU through 2023, expresses optimism this year’s homecoming dance will be ‘best ever’

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This photo originally ran in the Grodin Gazette on Aug. 22, 2018

Charles Grodin High School principal and San Diego State head men’s basketball coach Brian Dutcher announced to his students today that he has agreed to a contract extension to lead the Aztecs through the 2022-23 season.

After the conclusion of the laser show portion of today’s annual “Taking Care Of Business” back to school assembly (named for the 1990 Charles Grodin/Jim Belushi film), Principal Dutcher took the stage and made the announcement.

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Climb out from your bunker: Jalen McDaniels withdraws from NBA Draft

After taking us all on a month-long emotional roller coaster ride in which every invite to a team workout and every Twitter avatar change became a reason for panic, Jalen McDaniels is coming back for his sophomore season at San Diego State.

In an extremely SDSU student move, McDaniels waited until the last moment to complete his assignment, announcing his withdrawal from the NBA Draft with barely an hour to go before the deadline. Been there, man.

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Meet Malachi Flynn, SDSU’s newest splashy hoops commit

Remember Malachi Flynn? You probably used to know him as that evil jerkface who ruined your Sunday night a few months back. Last November, Flynn tormented San Diego State by absolutely balling out in the final of the Wooden Legacy Tournament, scoring 24 points to secure a Washington State win and the tournament MVP. Classic evil jerkface move tbh.

So, uh, it seems we may need to reconsider any snap opinions we formed that night. Today, Malachi Flynn is a gentleman, a scholar and an Aztec.

Following in the transfer footsteps of Xavier Thames, the sharpshooting guard committed to SDSU where he’ll have two seasons of eligibility remaining. With Devin Watson and Jeremy Hemsley both seniors, 2019-20 will almost certainly be the Malachi Flynn show on Montezuma Mesa.

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Aztecs beat out Shockers for sought-after 2018 hoops recruit

It has been a trying couple of weeks around the SDSU basketball program with longtime coaches defecting to rivals, a former signee deciding he didn’t want to pump his own gas anymore and the team’s star player out testing the NBA waters.

What we need is some unambiguously good hoops news, dammit.

Ah. Yes, that will do.

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Justin Hutson earns long-overdue head coaching position, commits vile treason

Remember a few weeks ago when Fresno State’s men’s basketball coach got poached by UTEP and we all laughed and laughed? Seriously … UTEP! The one in El Paso!

Well it’s not so funny anymore, is it?*

Congrats?

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